The benefits of smoking hempMolly Roe
For thousands of years, the cannabis plant has been used for medicinal purposes. Cannabis contains more than 80 compounds known as cannabinoids. Hemp, or CBD pre-rolls, are made with CBD flower instead of recreational or medicinal marijuana that contains high levels of THC.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most abundant compound in the plant, and is probably the most well-known; however, cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most abundant compound found in cannabis, and does not have the psychoactive effects of THC–this means it does not give users a “high” feeling.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound found in the cannabis flower. CBD is one of more than a hundred phytocannabinoids which are unique to cannabis/hemp. Another advantage of smoking hemp/CBD is the effect of the phytocannabidoids present in the flower. The cannabinoids are in their perfect ratios as nature intended, rather than being isolated through extraction. This can be compared to eating an orange versus taking a Vitamin C supplement.
The cannabis flower has a strong history of medicinal use, dating back thousands of years. CBD is a safe, non-addictive substance that boasts many health benefits. Hemp flower containing high amounts of CBD offers the same benefits of other CBD tinctures such as edibles, capsules and vapors, but absorb in the body much quicker. Some physical and mental health benefits of smoking CBD are below:
Chronic pain relief
Many users have reported quick relief of swelling and pain after smoking CBD. This makes CBD a great option to treat mild pain and help relax the mind and body.
Anxiety and depression management
CBD has been proven to calm the mind, due to its interaction with GABA receptors in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate peace and calm in the brain and body. Because of this, CBD may be used to promote calm and relaxation in the body – however, you should always consult your doctor before changing your current medications.
Researchers have found that CBD positively affects sleep by calming the body and relieving stress. CBD offers a natural solution to everyday stress and can help relax the body, making it easier to fall asleep.
Chronic inflammation typically leads to stiff, achy joints and pain. A recent study by the Journal of Experimental Medicine has shown that CBD can reduce some inflammation and the pain that comes along with it.
Nicotine use reduction
Studies have shown that smoking CBD pre-rolls has helped reduce cigarette cravings. Many cigarette smokers become addicted to the idea of lighting and smoking a cigarette; however, CBD pre-rolls give smokers another, healthier option to fulfill those cravings.
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